Yesterday’s post about socks reminded me of a passage from Anita Shreve’s book, The Pilot’s Wife, when the protagonist Kathryn is recalling her wedding evening:
“They undress in the firelight. She watches as he pulls his tie to the side, unbuttons his shirt. The way he tugs his belt buckle slightly to release the tongue. He slides his legs from his suit pants. Men’s socks, she thinks. If they knew how they looked, they wouldn’t wear them.”
The lesson here for men? Take your socks off before taking off your pants. Or just don’t wear socks, name or no name emblazoned on them.